B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
Texas State University is ...
Public
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Sun Belt Conference
Address
601 University Dr
San Marcos, TX 78666

Texas State University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
SAT Scores Range
930-1120
ACT Scores Range
20-25
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Texas State University

Cost

Net Price
$11,871/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $9,149/ year
  • $30-48k
    $10,894/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,578/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,856/ year
  • $110k+
    $18,913/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.352 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.354 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.354 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
26,234Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
1%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 229 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    39%
  • Friendly
    14%
  • Average
    13%
  • Unique
    12%
  • Young
    7%
  • Different
    6%
  • Intelligent
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.430 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.527 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 249 responses
Report
  • Great education, beautiful town, fun environment
    30%
  • Great Education in a great location
    12%
  • Good education opportunities with lots of parties
    12%
  • Great town with an amazing atmosphere
    9%
  • Great education with a Good balance
    9%
  • A good introduction into university life
    9%
  • Party school
    8%

After Texas State University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
90%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.253 responses

Texas State University Reviews

5,171 reviews
All Categories
I will be attending Texas State University in the fall of 2017 and I could not be more excited. The campus life is so much fun and there is so much to do both on and off campus. The river flows right through the center of campus which provides a place to get away when you're feeling stressed. With the town square less than 10 minutes away from the center of campus, you will never be bored. There are tons of organizations on campus and everyone is sure to find a place they belong. Although the amount of hills might seem daunting at first, it's actually a great way to get exercise in without even trying! Overall, I would have to say that Texas State is one of the most unique and special colleges in Texas.
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Texas State is a great place to go to school. The professors are super helpful in making sure you understand content. The town is fun with lots of things to do including the river that is part of the school. It’s really close to Austin and San Antonio. The dining it’s great and includes vegan options! The only complaint I have is the hills but even then it’s a great opportunity to exercise. Even though it’s a big school, advisers are still super helpful to each student and career advisers are determined to help. I will definitely continue my studies there!
I have been at Texas State for 4 years now and I absolutely love this school and the city of San Marcos! Despite the size of the campus, San Marcos has a small town feel similar to that of my own home town. There is so much diversity on campus and an endless list of organizations and opportunities to get involved with the community! Game days and tailgates bring the entire campus together, as well as our beautiful river that runs through our school and city!